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Spirits without Borders
Vietnamese Spirit Mediums in a Transnational Age
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 Jun 2011
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£61.00
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9780230114937
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Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again and the impact of ritual transnationalism in both countries.


Description

Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again and the impact of ritual transnationalism in both countries.


Reviews

'The volume contains excellent and refreshing recent scholarship by two leading academics in their fields, providing a multitude of vivid and instructive information for scholars and the general reader alike. I thus highly recommend this book to anybody who brings along sound interest in spirit mediumship and Vietnamese religions in general.' Lukas Pokorny, University of Aberdeen, Austrian Jounral of South-East Asian Studies


Contents

Border Crossings: Setting The Theoretical Stage
Spirited Research: Studying Lên Ðong in Vietnam and California
Ðao Mau Spirits, Temples, and Rituals
Spiritual Callings: Becoming a Medium in the Contemporary World
'Lên Donging' in Silicon Valley
The Vietnam-Cali Connection
'You Have to Respect the Local Spirits"


Authors

KAREN FJELSTAD is a Lecturer in Anthropology at San Jose State University, USA.
NGUYEN THI HIEN teaches at the Institute of Culture and Information Studies in Hanoi, Vietnam.